18h16 UTC; WEDNESDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2014: Such is the arrogance of Pat "700 Club" Robertson when he suggests on air that his powers of faith-healing "could put the medical profession out of business" within measurable distance--yeah, right. Didn't his fellow televangel Oral Roberts make similar claims going back to radio days, suggesting he was able to channel God's Healing Powers through the electromagnetic waves of radio and TV broadcasting, especially with regards to Certain Loathsome Diseases?
And what's more, how do we know such access won't be limited to such among his "poor white" audiences coughing up their monthly tithes to Robertson's CBN (pseudo)ministry at the expense of more essential needs like food, clothing and shelter? That, and taking advantage of the vulnerable to the point of discouraging essential medical treatment or consultation where said Loathsome Diseases come into the equation (among them cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, tubuculerosis, arthritis, the clap, the rhal, even diabeetus).
In any event, the Mayo Clinic is NOT amused by such claims.
You may or may not recall where at least one pseudo-religious prolefeeder has been overheard hoping for a major outbreak of the ebola virus upon Thy Dear and Lovely Land in the interest of "cleansing" same of such "deviant elements" seen as "standing in the way" of Reclaiming Thy Dear and Lovely Land to the Greater Glory of His Divine Will and Prophesy, and in a stylee calling to mind apartheid South Africa in its Luscious Glory ... well, we can just imagine their drooling and smecking wholesale over the news that there has been an ebola case diagnosed in the United States.
As in an American who spent time in Liberia, which has seen its share of ebola's effects and devastation--never mind it taking four days for his feeling the effects thereof to require his going into hospital in Dallas, where he is under strict quarantine and isolation. (Members of the ambulance crew as transported the patient to hospital have since tested negative; however, medical authorities are seeking to retrace the steps of the victim and find such he may have come in contact with, the better to see if they have the symptoms thereof.)
What Christian Right warmongers may want to think about: Don't they realise that their desideratum for Crusader-stylee sadism and ultraviolence against Islam, to be excused officially as being For My God and My Country (to be seconded by none other than "Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary, Mediatrix of Peace, Mediatrix Between God and Man", never mind the supposed "apparitions" thereof at Necedah, Wisconsin in the summer of 1950 having been ecclesiastically discredited), can only risk bankrupting Thy Dear and Lovely Land, let alone disrupt its finances in the face of their Holy of Holies insisting on keeping taxes all the lower "to help jobs creation" for an extended time beforehand (which the "New World Order" can easily exploit through trick, deceit, teachery even, or so Christian Right prolefeed wants us fearing)?
I had the best dream last night. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out.— Chester Cheetah (@ChesterCheetah) September 28, 2014
And One Thing More, in a way: With crude-oil prices on the NYMEX approaching what amounts to a psychological--nay, emotional--level of $90/bbl over recent days, not to mention fuel-price analysts suggesting that the average price for unleaded regular could fall below $3/gallon in 30 states by the Christmas/New Year's period, what precludes the Zealots and True Believers in fanatical AmeriKKKan conservatism seeing cheap gas as a Holy of Holies vis-a-vis Our National and Sovereign Identity with slogans like "Drill HERE, drill NOW, PAY LESS!" reinforcing their message from actually rejoicing?
Is it that they actually have secret loathings and misgivings about the very ideal of ons styl ekonomesie vryheid they openly regard as Essential and Mutually Beneficial to Our National and Sovereign Identity as explains such price declines of late?
(Which, incidentally, was railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "goodbye.")
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